5 Words for Bible Lovers to Know: Canonization
This is a series on 5 words every Bible lover should know. The third word is "canonization," the process by which early church leaders received, recognized, and arranged the individual books into the official Bible.
5 Words for Bible Lovers to Know: Inspiration
This is a series on 5 words every Bible lover should know. The second word is "inspiration," the process by which God breathed the Scriptures through human authors using their unique styles, personalities, and life experiences.
5 Words for Bible Lovers to Know: Revelation
This is a series on 5 words every Bible lover should know. The first word is "revelation," the process by which God supernaturally makes known that which could not otherwise be known.
God’s Word from A to Z
Psalm 119 is filled with rich images and deep truths about Scripture that teach us why reading and studying the Bible is so important.
7 Signs of a Grateful Heart
Gratitude is meant to be a year-round attitude, and it creates a rich environment for us to live in, both within our hearts and in our relationships. So how do we know if we are living with gratitude?
The Bread of Life
Those of us who follow Christ understand that He offered His body and blood through His crucifixion and resurrection. More than a one-time meal at salvation, He offers us the Bread of Life on a daily basis. How do we receive it?
New Words, Ancient Truth
Using various texts from Scripture’s original languages, the translator set about to update older versions of the Bible to be more readable. He was brave to do so; traditionalists have a way of making change costly.
The Word that Transforms
It fell fast and kept falling for hours, then days. Our city shut down for a week of winter white. Every morning after breakfast, when my loved ones went off by themselves, I sat in my favorite chair, my Bible open. With the quiet beauty outside, I spent some quiet hours with God, meditating on His Word, feeling His presence, and seeing His snow-covered creation through the window. It was an otherworldly experience.
The Legacy of Faith
He never taught in a classroom, but he was one of the best teachers I’ve ever known. An actuary by profession, he excelled at asking questions, and to my great frustration as a teenager, he directed his questions at me. I would eventually paint myself into a corner of my own contradictions. He wouldn’t say, “Ha! There’s a gap in your logic!” Instead, he would respond, “Think about it because the two things you said can’t go together. God will guide you as you decide which one is true.” That man had a huge influence in my life. He was my dad.